Email Setup Guide: Windows 10 Mail App on Active Directory Computers

This article contains instructions on how to connect a UMN email to the Windows 10 Mail app on computers joined to UMN Active Directory (AD).

Note: The UMN Google Calendar is not functional in Windows 10 mail app. 

You may need to enable less secure application settings if the below steps result in you being prompted for your password repeatedly (search Google for 'less secure apps access')


  1. Open the Windows 10 Mail app.
    • If this is your first time using the Mail app:
      1. Select Get started.
      2. Continue to step 2.
    • If you have used the Mail app before:
      1. Select the Settings icon Settings icon for Windows 10 Mail App. in the bottom left of the window.
      2. Select Accounts.

        Settings menu in Windows 10 Mail App. There is a title "Settings" at the top of the menu. "Accounts", "Background Picture", "Reading", and "Options" are listed. An arrow points to "Accounts".

      3. Continue to step 2.
  2. Select Add account.
  3. Choose Advanced Setup.

    The Choose an Account menu in Windows 10 Mail App. The title of the menu reads "Choose an Account". "Exchange", "Google", "Yahoo! Mail", "iCloud", "Other account", and "Advanced setup" are listed. There is a red box around "Advanced setup".

  4. Select Internet email.

    The Advanced Setup menu in Windows 10 Mail App. The title of the menu reads "Advanced Setup". "Exchange Active Sync", and "Internet email" are listed. There is a red box around "Internet Email".

  5. Fill in the fields as noted below:
    • Account Name: UMN Email
    • Your Name: Goldy Gopher
    • Incoming Mail Server:
    • Account Type: IMAP4
    • Email Address:[email protected]
    • User name: [email protected]
    • Password: usual Internet ID password
    • Outgoing SMTP email server:
    • Check all checkboxes
  6. Click Sign-in.
  7. Click Done once the setup is completed.

    The window for completed setup in Windows 10 Mail App. The title on the window reads "All done!" There is an envelope icon with the email "". A red box is around a button that reads "Done".